Nature And Environment

Five Amazing Facts About Cotton you Probably didn't Know

(NC) Cotton is a staple fabric in our society used in clothing, bedding and bath towels, home décor, and many other items. Here are some cool cotton facts: 1. 80 per cent of the world's cotton is produced by only five countries — China, India, Pakistan, the United States, Brazil and Uzbekistan. 2. In 2014 alone, China grew 3.9 million hectares of biotech, or GMO, cotton. Geneticall ....

Green and Clean Eco-Friendly Bath Floors

The hygiene and durability of bathroom floors is important as it serves as a host to makeup marks, potty spills, wet feet and splashed water. This does not however mean we compromise on style to maintain the required qualities in our bathrooms. The following floor designs provide very Eco-friendly choices on the floor type. Concrete floors Concrete is known majorly for its multi tasking t ....

Budget Turns left But Doesn’t Step on The Gas: Think Tank

Today’s federal budget delivers on poverty reduction, makes important steps towards reducing inequality, and addresses decades of underfunding and neglect on reserves. However, delaying infrastructure and social program investments will not solve the problems of slow growth and high unemployment. “This budget provides something that’s been missing for a long time: a real response ....

Toronto's Western Water Front Continues Drastic Change

If there was a competition for the area in Toronto that's changed the most over the last decade, Humber Bay Shores would certainly be in the running. For all the focus on the transformation of Yonge St. and the central waterfront, this western enclave overlooking Lake Ontario has sprouted up so quickly one would think it was planted with magic beans. A decade ago, the section of Lake Shore Boul ....

A Threat to Winnipeg’s Water Supply?

Kenora, ONWith Winnipeg’s drinking water under threat from a proposed crude oil pipeline, TransCanada’s consultation process is leaving residents and activists with more questions than answers. In a project called “Energy East,” the TransCanada Corporation plans to convert an existing natural gas pipeline to transport up to 1.1 million barrels of crude oil ­from t ....

Even Famous Buildings Need Pest Control

From century-old lighthouses to beautiful Victorian mansions, San Jose has a rich architectural history. But despite ageing gracefully, the city’s oldest buildings nonetheless face threats from the ever-changing outside world. Unfortunately, this world includes beauty-destroying pests such as termites, which show no mercy towards old buildings, no matter how distinguished. Fortunately, bui ....

Maritimes getting battered with heavy snowfall, high winds

A slow-moving storm is battering the Maritimes with snow and high winds, causing major travel disruptions. In Nova Scotia, most of the province will be getting 20 to 30 centimetres of snow, with Cumberland County and the Minas Shore expected to get walloped with 35 to 45 centimetres of snow. CBC Storm Centre: Nova Scotia​ The province ....

Sustainable Seafood Movement: Three ways to help

(NC) -- Are you passionate about protecting your planet? You can help save our oceans by simply shopping smart and staying informed. An estimated 90 per cent of the world's biggest fish – including many tunas, billfish and sharks – have been fished out. World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Canada believes that by protecting marine habitats and promoting sustainable f ....

Anti-Aging: Different Uses Of Tea Tree Oil

Nature provides us with many substances that are very useful to us in a lot of ways. Before the advent of modern science, people were mainly dependant on natural products for medicine. Even today, many people prefer opting for many natural products that can provide relief from diseases. Tea Tea Oil is a very essential natural substance which can cure diseases and also provide people with other add ....

Spring cleaning: Good For your home and the environment

(NC) -- Ontario households will soon embark on the annual tradition of spring cleaning. Organizing your basement or garage is a great way to free up space. While cleaning out your home, it is important to remember cardboard, plastic, cans and glass can be recycled. But this does not necessarily mean tossing these items in the Blue Box. Returning wine, spirits and cooler containers to Th ....

Fukushima: Fish testing at 124 times over radiation limit

Fish with deadly levels of radioactive cesium have been caught just off the coast of Fukushima prefecture, as scientists continue to assess the damage caused to the marine food chain by the 2011 nuclear disaster. One of the samples of the 37 black sea bream specimens caught some 37 kilometers south of the crippled power plant tested at 12,400 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium, makin ....

Fukushima: Radiation hits record high

A record high level of beta rays released from radioactive strontium-90 has been detected at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant beneath the No. 2 reactor's well facing the ocean, according to the facility’s operator. Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) measured the amount of beta ray-emitting radioactivity at more than 2.7 million becquerels per liter, Fukushima’s operator said as ....

Fukushima: Radioactive leaks continue -- New Unit 3 problem found

Highly radioactive water, believed to have leaked from one of the damaged reactors, has been detected inside Unit 3 Reactor at the compromised Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. There's been no leakage to the outside of the building, TEPCO announced. According to Asia's largest utility, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), water leakage was identified for the first time by a robot removing d ....

Fukushima: TEPCO fears 3-cm hole in reactor No.2

The suppression pool of the Fukushima Daiichi Unit No. 2 reactor may have a 3-centimeter hole in it, through which the highly radioactive water might be leaking out, the plant operator said. The information is based on the data gathered by a robot sent into the suppression pool at the bottom of the No. 2 reactor's primary containment vessel earlier in January. The received video images indicate ....

Natural Gas helping Ontario industry go green

(NC) — As industry goes, it's the fuel that's helping Ontario meet it's low emission goals while staying on track towards economic prosperity. While most people think of natural gas' popularity for its home heating applications, its adoption by industry is also warming up—and for good reason, says Matthew Gibson, a spokesperson for the Ontario Natural Gas Alliance. “While natural gas p ....

Buying sustainable seafood helps to replenish the oceans

(NC) — In 2012, The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization reported that more than 70 per cent of the world's fish stocks are fully fished, overfished, or exploited. Our oceans, therefore, are facing an unprecedented crisis and this has caused many Canadian grocers to think differently about the sources of the seafood they sell, including the development of sustainable seafood policie ....

Wind Farms And The Double Standard, Slaughtering Endangered Species

Since the discovery that the Bay Area’s Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area in California is responsible for killing over 60 Golden Eagles per year for the last 30 years and the obvious fact that other turbines at wind farms around the country have killed more Eagles and birds under Federal protection, one has to wonder if the Federal government is going to enforce the current laws in place protect ....

Environment: National Newspaper inspires activism

The Canadian invites editorial submission on environmental issues that will help inspire public debate while educating the people about these issues. If you are a journalist or a writer, you are invited to submit your editorials on environmental issues which affect the masses.  If you want to educate the people about anything alarming, or if you want to share your opinion about an is ....
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